Neom, the city in the desert as big as Massachusetts: the visionary project of the Saudi prince
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Neom, the city in the desert as big as Massachusetts: the visionary project of the Saudi prince

75 miles of skyscrapers for 5 million people: it will be called Mirror Line and will be built by 2030. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: “It will be as iconic as the Egyptian pyramids”

A mega-project worth almost 1 trillion dollars. Saudi Arabia has revealed that it will soon build a 75-mile-long line of skyscrapers made of mirrored glass that will stretch across its desert and be taller than the Empire State Building.

It will be called Mirror Line and will be part of the desert city called Neom – which will be the size of Massachusetts – announced in January 2021 by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “An iconic and timeless construction project like the Pyramids of Egypt” described the crown prince.

Neon project

The construction, powered by renewable energy, will extend from the Gulf of Aqaba, through a mountain range, and then stretch to the coast in a desert “aerotropolis”, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Neon project

The completed project is expected to accommodate five million people and will allow a high-speed train to pass under the buildings. It will also contain a marina for boats. Salman also said residents will be able to meet by walking five minutes and travel from one end of the building to the other in 20 minutes.

Neon project

The eco-friendly city on the Red Sea coast, inland towards the desert, is expected to be completed in 2030.